The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition

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Herbs, Natural Healing & Nutrition THE COMPLETE HOME GUIDE TO

Jill Rosemary Davies

The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition

Jill Rosemary Davies

The Complete Home Guide to Herbs, Natural Healing, and Nutrition

Contents (not exact due to editing) Acknowledgments Caution

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Introduction

1

Why Try Herbalism? The Roots of Herbalism My Influences Ill Health, the Greatest Teacher Book List

2 3 5 7 8

1 Our Bodies, Our Health

9

The Clues to Health and Sickness The Basics That Can Be Achieved at Home

9 10

2 Celebrating Nature’s Alchemy and Fragrance 11 The Sweet Smell of Nature Nature and Its Health Plant Aid Allowing and Sustaining Nature as Much as Possible Pesticides or Not Get Closer to Nature and Make a Herbal Profile Book List

13 13 14 15 16 17 22

3 The Plants Themselves 23 Best-Quality Herbs Plants as Investments and Moneymakers Plant Collecting and Drying Basic Preparations of Herbs Book List

23 25 27 28 39

6 Cleansing and Detoxification 78 Food and Cleanses to Suit the Individual 79 The Differences between Fasting and Detoxification 80 Healing Crisis 81 Speed of Elimination 82 Intuitive Fasting and Cleansing 82 One-Day or Three-Day Cleanses 83 Advanced Cleansing Programs 85 One-Bag or Four-Bag Enema 92 Intestinal Flora and Parasites 93 Liver Cleanses 94 Kidney Cleanses 97 Weight Loss and Weight Gain with Cleanses 98 Hints and Tips When Eliminating Certain Foods 99 Book List 102 Resources 102

7 Immunity

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The Layout of the Immune System Current Immune Problems Vaccination Automatic Defenses Antibiotics How We Think and Feel Is the Immune System Breath, Tranquillity, Laughter, Sounds, and Immunity Using Herbs for Our Immunity Essential Oils Immune System Treatments Book List

105 106 106 108 108 110 111 112 117 118 120

8 Life Stage 122 Childhood The Hormone Arrival Adolescence

122 128 131

4 Food and Nutrition

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The Options Blood Types and Digestive Enzymes Organic Foods Culinary Herbs and Spices Digestion Flavors Oils (and Antioxidants) Whole Grains Refined Carbohydrates Meat Protein Needs Dairy Products Eggs Fish Drinking Vegetables Organic Superfood Fruits Juices (Vegetable and Fruit) Immunity through Fermented Food Food Allergies Food Separation Cooked and Raw Foods Kitchen Basics Book List Resources

42 42 44 46 50 51 53 53 54 54 55 56 58 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 67 67 67 68 69 70

5 Natural Healing Methods 71 Bodywork Breathing Exercise and Movement Hydrotherapy Book List Resources

71 74 75 76 77 77

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First Aid 268

Emergencies

268

Nonemergencies

272

Contents of First-Aid Kit

273

Lobelia and Cayenne Pepper

275

Other Items

276

Book List

278

Appendix 1: English to Latin Translation and

Parts of the Herb to Use

279

Appendix 2: Latin to English Translation

283

Appendix 3: How to Make a Herbal Profile

287

Glossary

289

Index

292

Infertility Pregnancy Menopause Old Age Book List Resources

138 139 144 148 149 149

9 Body Systems

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The Digestive System The Pancreas The Liver and Gallbladder The Colon (Bowel) or Large Intestine The Urinary System The Adrenal Glands The Reproductive System The Thyroid The Spleen The Circulatory System The Respiratory System The Nervous System The Skin The Muscular and Skeletal Systems Book List

150 152 153 156 158 160 161 163 164 165 170 172 177 179 181

10 Diseases 183